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Main Justice Announces Guilty Verdicts of Five Oathkeepers

“This case reaffirms the strength of our democracy and the institutions that protect and preserve it, including our criminal justice system,” said U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves for the District of Columbia. “Over a period of many weeks, a fair and impartial jury heard evidence in a search for the truth of the conduct of these defendants before, during, and after the events of Jan. 6, 2021.”

“Democracy depends on the peaceful transfer of power. By attempting to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, the defendants flouted and trampled the rule of law,” said Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono of the FBI Washington Field Office. “This case shows that force and violence are no match for our country’s justice system.”

Rhodes, 57, of Granbury, Texas, also was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding and tampering with documents and proceedings. Meggs, 53, of Dunnellon, Florida, also was found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging duties, and tampering with documents or proceedings.

Harrelson, 42, of Titusville, Florida, was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging duties, and tampering with documents or proceedings. Watkins, 40, of Woodstock, Ohio, was found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder, and conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging duties. Caldwell, 68, of Berryville, Virginia, was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding, and tampering with documents or proceedings.

According to the government’s evidence, the Oath Keepers are a large but loosely organized collection of individuals, some of whom are associated with militias. Following the Nov. 3, 2020, presidential election, Rhodes, Meggs, and others began plotting to oppose by force the lawful transfer of presidential power. Beginning in late December 2020, via encrypted and private communications applications, Rhodes, Meggs, Harrelson, Watkins, Caldwell, and others coordinated and planned to travel to Washington, D.C., on or around Jan. 6, 2021, the date of the certification of the electoral college vote.

The defendants also, collectively, employed a variety of manners and means, including: organizing into teams that were prepared and willing to use force and to transport firearms and ammunition into Washington, D.C.; recruiting members and affiliates; organizing trainings to teach and learn paramilitary combat tactics; bringing and contributing paramilitary gear, weapons, and supplies – including knives, batons, camouflaged combat uniforms, tactical vests with plates, helmets, eye protection, and radio equipment – to the Capitol grounds; breaching and attempting to take control of the Capitol grounds and building on Jan. 6, 2021, in an effort to prevent, hinder, and delay the certification of the electoral college vote; using force against law enforcement officers while inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021; continuing to plot, after Jan. 6, 2021, to oppose by force the lawful transfer of presidential power, and using websites, social media, text messaging and encrypted messaging applications to communicate with each other and others...

In the 22 months since Jan. 6, 2021, over 900 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 275 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.

Much more at

Key things about the convicts


Rhodes faces a maximum sentence of 60 years on all charges for which he was convicted, including 20 years for the seditious conspiracy count. Meggs faces an 86-year maximum sentence, Watkins faces 56 years, Harrelson faces 46 years, and Caldwell faces 40 years. Defendants are typically sentenced according to federal sentencing guidelines, which can result in terms well below the maximum.


IMO: The "sentencing guidelines" come from no prior sedition trials; thus they are still subject to revision, and are guidelines that the DOJ should honor in name only.

The DOJ should set future sentencing guidelines based on this first-in-history trial.

May US District Judge Amit Mehta sentence these traitors to the fullest extent of the law.

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Source: Washington Post

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes of seditious conspiracy for leading a months-long plot to unleash political violence to prevent the inauguration of President Biden, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

The panel of seven men and five women deliberated for three days before finding Rhodes and a co-defendant guilty of conspiring to oppose by force the lawful transition of presidential power. Rhodes and all four co-defendants on trial were also convicted of obstructing Congress as it met to confirm the results of the 2020 election. Both offenses are punishable by up to 20 years in prison...

The indictment brought against Rhodes, 56, and other Oath Keepers associates in January was the first time the U.S. government leveled the historically rare charge of seditious conspiracy in the massive Jan. 6 investigation. He is the highest-profile figure to face trial in connection with rioting by angry Trump supporters who injured scores of officers and ransacked offices, forcing the evacuation of lawmakers...

Though prosecutors sought to prove only that Rhodes plotted with co-defendants to obstruct the presidential transition, both sides acknowledged that he was in contact with Stone, Alexander and Flynn during the post-election period. Oath Keepers provided them with bodyguards and communicated in a “Friends of Stone” encrypted chat group ahead of Jan. 6.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/11/29/rhodes-oathkeepers-sedition-verdict-jan6/

Former South Park writer, Toby Morton (@wordclown) bought the domain HerschelJWalker.com

For a quick look at the hijacking...


Good Night Oppy -- Documentary Tribute to Our Mars Rover Program

It lasted 15 years -- well done!

Trevor Noah is a gifted national treasure.

If you want heartfelt laughs of recognition today, I highly recommend you check him out on Netflix's I Wish You Would.
He kept me laughing up 'til 2am with his powerful and brilliant comedy.

Some more Noah, cuz what the hey...

Human. Being.

Thankful heart.

Every single day I am thankful for every one of you badass DU Democrats.

With all my heart, Happy Thanksgiving!

HOLD UP! Herschel Walker just admitted on his taxes that his primary residence is in Texas.

From Shaun King on Facebook:

Herschel Walker isn't even hiding it. On his 2022 taxes he literally received a tax credit from Texas because he listed it as his primary residence.

I can think of a million reasons for voters in Georgia to not support this man, but now we understand that he's doing the exact same thing that Dr. Oz just tried to pull in Pennsylvania. Oz literally lives in New Jersey and tried to pretend that he lived in Pennsylvania.
And voters rejected it...and Dr. Oz.

This race shouldn't even be close, frankly.
In every measure that matters, including the most basic issue of residency, Raphael Warnock is the MUCH better candidate.


Beating trumpcult just gets easier and easier.

Jane Mayer and Sheldon Whitehouse Speak to SCOTUS Ethics and 'The Emboldened Ministry'

This video is part of their book promotion at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.
Whitehouse assures people that the Democrats have a lot of legislation lined up around SCOTUS.
One reveal is the Scalia practice of his "personal hospitality" hunting trips, 80 in all.

A recurrent theme is that corruption is legal.

But legal isn't the same as lawful. SCOTUS fails to distinguish this bfd difference.

to save time start 5:23

Thankful For The Fight For Internet Freedom -- FRONTLINE: United States of Secrets, Part Two

The New York Times has admitted that the NSA meets weekly with editors to tell them what content NYT can publish about US intelligence.

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